CVAC calling for artists to register for annual show

The annual showcase is coming up very soon and it’s time to register if you want to take part.

Calling all artists!

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is busy preparing for the 47th annual Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show — one of Vancouver Island’s largest open art exhibitions and sales.

It will be held at the Island Savings Centre in the Cowichan Suite and the Portals gallery next door.

The show runs from Wednesday, May 3, through Sunday May 7. CVAC provides this opportunity for artists and artisans to showcase their original works of art.

Registration will take place online and in person during the a registration window held Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 8, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day at Portals. No mailed-in or emailed registration forms will be accepted. Artist entry fee is $25.

Final deadline for entry is Saturday April 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. All students, emerging and professional artists, and artisans, aged 16 or older, who are members in good standing with CVAC, are eligible to enter one piece of original art work that has not been previously shown in any other venue.

Get entry and show information at Portals, on the CVAC website,, or call the CVAC office at 250-746-1633.

An artists’ opening celebration will be held Tuesday, May 2, from 7- 9 p.m. and the show will be open to the public from Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7.